Maintaining a natural shoreline helps protect and preserve water quality and preserve our lakes’ environment. The Upper Rideau Lake Association (URLA) has a long-standing partnership with a local supplier of native plants. RLEF funding has enabled them to provide materials to further the naturalization of the shoreline of Upper Rideau Lake. At its October 2021 meeting, the RLEF Board voted to continue this funding through 2022.
Monitoring is key to maintaining the health of our lakes. The RLEF has provided funds to the BRLA to purchase testing kits necessary for volunteers to conduct regular tests of the water quality on Big Rideau Lake. Working in conjunction with the Water Rangers, volunteers from the BRLA are regularly taking samples and testing the water in defined locations throughout Big Rideau Lake. You can see the results on the Water Rangers Web site.